a new recipe

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Alex MacDonald, May 3, 2012.

  1. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Well, it's new to me, anyway! I tried marinating some elk steaks overnight in pear juice and Spanish Rosemary, pan seared the steaks and threw `em on the 'que while I added brandy and juniper berries to the pear juice, reduced it all, and when the steaks were done, tossed them back into the pan to finish. Next time I think I'll flambe them in a little more brandy (well, Cognac for me), and see what that does to the flavor. They weren't half-bad, with a hint of sweetness to them.
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  2. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Hell Ya!!!!
  3. Steve Call Active Member

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    Alex, keep working on those recipes for September. I'm already hungry.
  4. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    What I need is a chef's apron with "Chef Ptomaine" on it!
  5. constructeur Active Member

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    What's this called? Elk meets the Western half de Europe ala Alex? :)
  6. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Haven't given it much thought yet. Having a French mother, I learned that Coq au vin was the one who couldn't make it across the road... You can hide pretty much anything in a good sauce:D
  7. rasbrown New Member

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    Ah, I remember good ole' Chef Ptomaine from the Cafe Rock on fish-head Fridays...rolly, poley fish-heads!
  8. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I used to have a boss who famously said, "I'd eat shit if it had BĂ©arnaise sauce on it!" Not sure I'd go quite that far, but often times the sauce is better than what's under it.

    K
  9. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Bill Mumy did that song! I think he's the all-grown-up Wil Robinson on that black&white TV show, what?? Space Family Robinson, or something like that?
  10. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    So how is Spanish Rosemary different from 'Merican Rosemary?
  11. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    It's the plant variety, most likely. I'll bet it's grown here, but that's the name on the bottle.
  12. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Does it look/smell/taste any different? Or is it marketing? I've just never heard of anything but "rosemary." Well, there are the more decorative extra-flowery varietals, but even those taste and smell the same to me.
  13. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Not that I can tell. You're probably right, marketing gone "upscale"!
  14. Bruce Baker Active Member

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    That show would have been "Lost in Space."
  15. dfl Active Member

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    So, when can we all come to your house for supper?